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'Spartacus' Star Andy Whitfield

Dead at 39

9/12/2011 5:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Andy Whitfield -- who left the show "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma -- died today in Sydney, Australia. He was 39.

Whitfield's wife issued a statement, saying her husband died on a "sunny Sydney morning" in the "arms of his loving wife."

Chris Albrecht, President and CEO of Starz (which aired "Spartacus"), released a statement saying, "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend and colleague, Andy Whitfield. We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in 'Spartacus' and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life."

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maria    

I really liked U in spartacus
sorry life is unfair
rest in peace

1053 days ago
137.

nroper    

Super Sad :( He was way to young and such a great spartacus

1053 days ago
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Andy Whitfield    

LIKE ON FACEBOOK IF YOU ARE FAN OF SPARTACUS
http://www.facebook.com/pages/RIP-Andy-Whitfield-SPARTACUS/272836752734408

1053 days ago
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Seun adebile    

Very sorry to hear this - RIP, Andy, and peace to his family and friends.I real love him so much and real doin well in the film

1053 days ago
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sean    

That's so sad. He made the first season of the Spartacus series so compelling; he's the reason many got hooked on the show. R.I.P. Andy.
My prayers to his Family and Friends.

1053 days ago
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Cher    

He was soo very good in Spartacus...He will be missed. Very sad for his wife and family..:(

1053 days ago
142.

msladysta    

MY SON JOSEPH WAS MURDER ON 12-27-2005, HE WAS 22 YEAR O****E. HE WROTE THIS POEM ALONG WITH OTHER POEMS. I LOVE ALL OF HIS WORK, BUT THIS POEM HELP ME TO LEARN HOW TO LIVE AGAIN.

My son Lil' Joe die from four bullets. To this day his murder is still unsolve.

MAY MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY AND MAY GOD GIVE THE FAMILY STRENGTH Death Life is something we should appreciate and adore because there comes a time in life our services are not needed anymore. A time in life when we are the next step closer, and if you have done what He asked, the struggle is over. A time when one passes from this world to another-- a time when we lose a family member, friend or lover. This has been happening long before our existence, but some think it's a joke until they are convinced. A time in life that we rejoice and have sorrow, so we must change our wicked ways, because that time can come tomorrow. To have one pass away can leave you emotionally scarred, but you must maintain your composure and keep your faith in God. So we must stop the hate and seek forgiveness for our sins, because whether you know it or not, death is what we must face in the end.
Joseph

1053 days ago
143.

Denice    

What is Denise Matthews formally (Vanity of Vanity Six ) doing?

1053 days ago
144.

Samuel Santos    

R.I.P Andy and to your friends and family you left behind your in my prayers. You were the only Spartacus!!!!!

1053 days ago
145.

IRISHANNIE    

So sad and shocking ,
Beautiful man inside and out.
R.I.P Andy x

1053 days ago
146.

ThePrideOfLion    


I am most grievous. I recited the Sacramentum Gladiatorium Once more for Him. I bid Him farewell.

1053 days ago
147.

jamesbooker1975    

so, so , sad. :( . In his greatest moment :( . life ( or dead ? ) is simple, unfair.

1053 days ago
148.

JIR    

Condolences to his family its a shame he had a the beginnings of an amazing tv and film career going people remember cancer is no joke if you think might be at risk get checked out ASAP

1053 days ago
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PHILIP    

May God grants his family and fans across the globe the fortitude to bear loss of the passing on of our dear brother Andy Whitfield to glory...MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN PEACE.

1053 days ago
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Mary J.    

RIP!! you will be missed. Love and prayers go out to his family.

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